Mobile water treatment service for Saudi
Siemens Water Technologies has established its first mobile water treatment installation outside North America to Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia.The 50m³/h system uses media filtration, followed by reverse osmosis, to treat and purify groundwater for use as drinking water.
The mobile water treatment units began operation on June 15, 2008, and will be on site for about three years. Unlike other treatment systems, which require the investment of capital expense, manufacturing time, and installation, the containerized mobile water systems provide numerous advantages, such as rapid response for emergency or unplanned maintenance, minimal field construction costs and the flexibility to upgrade or change a treatment process if source water chemistry changes.
Unlike the systems in North America which, are built inside wheeled trailers, expansion of the mobile treatment concept into Saudi Arabia involved designing treatment systems to be built in international-standard ISO containers. All of the necessary interconnecting piping, power distribution, and instrumentation are complete within the container, including computerised controls for fully automatic operations.
Chemical feed systems are also integrated in the container, when required. This configuration allows treatment systems to withstand rigorous use and transportation. Once on site, a single-point connection for water inlet and outlet and a single-point connection for the power supply are all that is required.
Contact: Dr. Rainer Schulze, Siemens AG Industry Sector - Industry Solutions Division, Schuhstrasse 60, 91052 Erlangen, Germany
Tel: +49 9131 7 44544
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